Mr. Lee Hayes, who grew up in Amagansett, NY, describes his experiences of being among the first African-Americans to train and serve in the Army Air Corps during WWII, providing a glimpse back to a vital time in US History.
The 1806 African Meeting House was restored to its mid-19th century appearance to ensure its continued use as a community meeting place, while honoring the building's rich history. Photos Provided by the Museum of African American History.
Separate, But Equal: Rare Images from Segregated South
Despite the hardships imposed by segregation in the Deep South, the vibrant African American heritage displayed in this film reveals a little known black middle class community in Mississippi. Photographer H.C. Anderson captured it all as his neighbors lived their lives separately but -- in many ways -- equally.
Civil rights leader Ruby Bridges remembers integrating the New Orleans school system in 1960 and the lessons of racial justice that her teacher and Dr. King taught. She urges Americans to honor Dr. King's legacy of service by volunteering on MLK Day.
African Americans in the Military: A Legacy of Exceptional Service
African Americans have served with honor in the military since the beginning of our Nation's history. That service has not only been notable, it has been exceptional- often in the face of adversity. VA honors the service and sacrifice of all African American Veterans.